For the players, it’s a chance to increase their exposure and grow their brands. Koepka was said to have spent an hour with the producers during the Hero World Challenge.
Rick Anderson, the chief media officer at the PGA Tour, said the Netflix series will allow golf to tap into a new and diverse audience and “give fans an an authentic look into the real lives of our athletes, and what it’s like to win — and lose — during a season on the PGA Tour.”
Golf, however, will have competition in the Netflix sports documentary space.
Tennis also will have a series with Netflix in partnership with the ATP Tour, the WTA Tour and the four Grand Slam tournaments, starting with the Australian Open this week. That is sure to include the drama of Novak Djokovic, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and was given an exemption to enter Australia, only to be deported when Australian authorities revoked his visa.
What makes the tennis series different from golf’s is that it will include men and women, who play their Grand Slam events at the same venues.
Missing from the list of PGA Tour players is Jon Rahm, the No. 1 player in the world, FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy. Also missing is Bryson DeChambeau, who said last week while promoting the Saudi International that it “wasn’t a deal that was struck that was very well for my side.”
DeChambeau said people already get a good look at his life through a YouTube channel and Instagram. He said the Netflix golf series would be “cool to see” and have interesting stories to be told about players not as well known, like Harry Higgs.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM MORE ON HOW ADS USERS TO REVEAL TARGET
Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.
AMAZON TO SUBLEASE WAREHOUSES AS ONLINE SHOPPING SLOWS
Amazon is planning to sublease some of its warehouse space now that the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping, which helped the e-commerce giant rake in soaring profits in the past two years, has eased.
FOR AMERICANS, 2021 DELIVERED HEALTHIEST FINANCES IN 8 YEARS
Americans’ financial health reached its highest level in nearly a decade last year, the Federal Reserve said, spurred by a strong job market and government support payments.
Everything we know about the next-gen smart speaker
CALIFORNIA PARENTS COULD SOON SUE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION
California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly this week.
SAILGP PARTNERS WITH T-MOBILE FOR FAST DATA TRANSMISSION
The SailGP global league and T-Mobile have announced a partnership to use 5G technology to enhance broadcast coverage of racing at regattas sailed in American ports.
STELLANTIS, SAMSUNG PLAN INDIANA ELECTRIC CAR BATTERY PLANT
A joint venture between Stellantis and Samsung plans to build an electric vehicle battery factory in Indiana that will employ up to 1,400 workers and become the company’s second such factory in North America.
TWITTER SHAREHOLDERS MEET AMID ELON MUSK'S TAKEOVER DRAMA
Twitter’s regularly scheduled shareholder meeting Wednesday didn’t include a vote on Tesla billionaire Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social platform. That vote will take place at a yet-undetermined date in the future.
‘Doctor Strange 2' Gets Weirder, Scarier, Messier
Once a superhero franchise goes multiverse, it’s hard to go back.
Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service
President Joe Biden announced that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy.
The Young Gentleman of Golf
Justin Thomas, no longer a kid, has emerged as one of the PGA Tour's proven winners
WHO YOU LOVE DOESN'T NEED A LABEL
My journey to accepting myself *exactly* as I am.
Priah Ferguson answers strange things like it's NBD
In honor of season four of Stranger Things, the Netflix star let us ask her all our most random questions.
Anatomy of a Scandal
The Roush Review
Investors are rethinking a strategy that's served them for the better part of a decade
What Elon Wants...
The world's richest man spent $44 billion on Twitter but says he doesn't "care about the economics at all"
PEOPLE THINK THEY KNOW ME... But They Don't - INTOUCH with ... CHRISTINE QUINN
The pot-stirring Selling Sunset "villain" insists there's a side to her viewers just haven't seen yet
Grace and Frankie may be ending, but the era of Jane Fonda–Lily Tomlin collaborations is in full swing.
NETFLIX SHARES DROP 26% AFTER IT LOSES 200K SUBSCRIBERS
Netflix suffered its first subscriber loss in more than a decade, causing its shares to plunge 25% in extended trading amid concerns that the pioneering streaming service may have already seen its best days.
Social media star and actor Liza Koshy has an infectious energy that seems effortless, but in reality, she's taken the time to hone a mental health routine. Here, she gets specific about the habits that ease her social anxiety and bring about peace. (Spoiler:She *loves* running.)